ROME, ITALY – DECEMBER 10: Martin Demichelis (L) of Manchester City FC competes for the ball with Francesco Totti of AS Roma during the UEFA Champions League Group E match between AS Roma and Manchester City FC on December 10, 2014 in Rome, Italy. (Photo by Paolo Bruno/Getty Images)

PHOTO: Roma’s Francesco Totti scores, celebrates with selfie

Francesco Totti is a legend and as a legend, you get to do what you want. After scoring today against Lazio, Totti celebrated by grabbing his phone and grabbing a selfie between him and the Roma crowd.

From Roma's Facebook page

From Roma’s Facebook Page

While it’s definitely a great celebration, it isn’t the most original. That honor goes to Sporting Kansas City’s Dom Dwyer. After scoring against the Chicago Fire in , he and Soony Saad went to the crowd and took a selfie with the fans nearby.

From Sporting KC's Twitter Page

From Sporting KC’s Twitter Page

The main difference is that Dwyer was given a yellow card for his selfie while Totti received nothing. Maybe Serie A refs have a better sense of humor than MLS refs. Maybe Dwyer needed to be the trailblazer in the selfie celebration to keep others from getting carded. Or maybe, you just don’t card a legend like Francesco Totti for a selfie celebration.

(Thanks to @pguy for the tip)

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